Michael Talley


mike and dog

Michael Talley is photographer, videographer, and webmaster for the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development. He is currently housed in a state of the art storage closet disguised as an editing suite containing various imaging technologies dating to the late 1980s. Dubbed "Mister Mike" by the perennially camera-shy staff of the Child Study Center he can often be spotted lurking in the shadows in his quest for candid photos of Early Childhood educators in their natural habitat. Having accumulated somewhere north of 10.000 such images in the last decade in addition to several hundred hours of video footage for use in various publications, presentations, and displays, Mr. Mike's relentless pursuit of  technical perfection and visual artistry is clearly evident in the various projects in which he has been involved. Always looking for new technological challenges, Michael is constantly exploring new ways of communicating age old ideas with continually evolving methods. Currently cajoling his colleagues to comply with the concepts and constraints of the content managed system version 2.0. of which this page is but one really bad example.

I adopted a pup from the shelter. I named him Jefferson for the president whose image appears on the two dollar bill. I call him "J". 

Aside from the physical resemblance they share the same political philosophy and have similar tastes in literature.


thomas jefferson   australian shepherd


Thomas  Jefferson said, "Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast." 

 J says, "Would you come on? I don't have all day."

Thomas Jefferson said, "Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor."

J says, "I'm hungry. Get me a biscuit."




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